NOI Techpark (unibz)
The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (unibz) was founded in 1997. It is located at the crossroads between Italian and German cultural and economic worlds and is the only trilingual (Italian, English and German) Italian University. Its trilingualism in teaching and research, its high level of internationalisation as well as an ideal study environment guaranteed by its excellent facilities regularly place Unibz on top positions in national and international rankings. It has from its inception been concerned with questions about the environment, society, the economy and technological innovation.
Micro4food labs are located at the NOI Techpark, Südtirol/Alto Adige, in Bozen. NOI Techpark Südtirol/Alto Adige is the new and growing innovation technology park of South Tyrol in which research, entrepreneurship and new services are shaping the sustainable growth of the region.
Bozen (Bolzano) is the state capital of South Tyrol in northern Italy. It is considered a bridge between North and South due to the three spoken languages in South Tyrol (Italian, German, and Ladin) and the confluence of Italian and German-Austrian culture. Along with other Alpine towns in South Tyrol, Bozen engages in the Alpine Town of the Year Association for the implementation of the Alpine Convention. The Convention aims to promote and achieve sustainable development in the Alpine Arc. Consequently, it was awarded Alpine Town of the Year 2009.